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An Australian pub is now selling a giant ‘Donug’ hybrid between a chicken nugget and a doughnut

Pub launches a giant ‘donug’ hybrid between a chicken nugget and a doughnut – so would YOU try it?

  • An Australian pub is now selling a chicken nugget doughnut known as a ‘Donug’
  • The Red Hill Hotel in Victoria added the unique hybrid creation to the menu 
  • The savoury donug is made from a chicken mix and coated in panko crumbs 
  • Couple Crag Carrick and Rachel Dutton started selling the creation in 2018 
  • They appeared on Shark Tank and sealed a $100,000 deal after pitching the idea

Food lovers can now get their hands on a weird and wonderful ‘Donug’ hybrid between a chicken nugget and a doughnut in Australia.

The Red Hill Hotel in Victoria dates back 165 years and has introduced the huge chicken nugget doughnut to the menu. 

The savoury ‘donug’ is made from a delicious free-range chicken mix, coated in crispy panko crumbs and topped with sauce. 

The Red Hill Hotel in Victoria dates back 165 years and has introduced the huge chicken nugget doughnut to the menu

The ‘donug’ is best served with hot chips and a cold beer, and customers can choose between three different toppings including cheese, curry or chilli.

Customers on social media shared their excitement and seemed very eager to try the chicken doughnut for themselves.

‘That is amazing!’ one woman said, and another man added: ‘Awesome! Looks so good!’ 

The donug is best served with hot chips and a cold beer, and customers can choose between three different toppings including cheese, curry or chilli

The donug is best served with hot chips and a cold beer, and customers can choose between three different toppings including cheese, curry or chilli 

The savoury donug is made from a delicious free-range chicken mix, coated in crispy panko crumbs and topped with sauce

The savoury donug is made from a delicious free-range chicken mix, coated in crispy panko crumbs and topped with sauce

Married couple Crag Carrick and his chef wife Rachel Dutton started selling the unique hybrid food in 2018 after launching their business and appeared on Shark Tank. 

The Melbourne couple sealed a $100,000 deal after pitching their culinary idea.

‘I’m not changing the world with this product. I’m giving something that’s fun, it’s easy to understand, people get it straight away,’ Mr Carrick explained to the judging panel. 

Crag Carrick and his wife Rachel Dutton launched a start-up business selling the Donug

Crag Carrick and his wife Rachel Dutton launched a start-up business selling the Donug

Ms Dutton is the chef behind the business - combining the two humble fast foods together

Ms Dutton is the chef behind the business – combining the two humble fast foods together

The fried finger food called Donugs is a cross between a chicken nugget and a doughnut

The fried finger food called Donugs is a cross between a chicken nugget and a doughnut

‘Nothing’s sweet about it. All savoury product. It’s 98 per cent chicken that has our unique and top-secret spice mix that goes through it,’ Mr Carrick explained. 

‘It’s got then a cornflakes and panko crumb and three different sauces – a cheesy dijon bechamel, a golden Japanese curry and mozzarella, a hot chilli, or you can have it just on its own.’ 

After seeing quirky food trends sweeping social media from Japan and LA, Mr Carrick said he wanted to create something crazy too.

What is a Donug?

  • 98 per cent free range chicken 
  • Cornflakes and panko crumb
  • Three different sauces to choose from – a cheesy Dijon bechamel, a golden Japanese curry & mozzarella and a hot chilli
Donugs are made from free range chicken, coated with crispy cornflakes and panko crumb

Donugs are made from free range chicken, coated with crispy cornflakes and panko crumb

 RedBalloon founder Naomi Simson  offered the pair $100,000 for 25 per cent of the business

 RedBalloon founder Naomi Simson offered the pair $100,000 for 25 per cent of the business

‘I want this to be the crazy new food trend coming out of Melbourne,’ he said.

Poll

Would you try a Donug?

  • Yes 197 votes
  • No 62 votes

And so he teamed up with his chef wife, who has been in the food industry for 15 years, to whip up a combination of the two humble fast foods.

‘It’s made with care, it’s a chef’s recipe,’ Mr Carrick added.

Besides the delicious taste, the investors were far more impressed with the numbers.

Donugs sell for $9 a pop but cost just a measly $2.20 to make – but the figure will rise to $4 at production cost – that’s still a 225 per cent return and a 125 per cent profit. 



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